Since finishing up the recap of everything I did, saw, and ate in Paris, I’m sharing what I wore throughout the trip. Overall, I tried to experiment with a chicer, more feminine vibe while visiting the City of Lights and Love. I also stuck to a neutral color scheme of black, blue, pale pink, and tan to streamline my outfits and make it easier to piece together looks depending on the schedule for each day.
Some of my essentials when traveling – and particularly when I’m in a new city – are to have a medium sized cross body bag with lots of storage space and some walkable, sturdy (but cute) shoes. The proper bag is vital because I need separate compartments for my passport, ID, and foreign money (preferably a zippered interior pocket out of the reach of pickpockets) and enough room to store my phone, lipstick, and a camera within easy reach. I snagged two Nordstrom bags for my trip that I know I’ll continue to reuse because they are the perfect size and fit all my requirements! As with every trip where you may be walking a lot, having comfortable shoes is essential. And if you can find comfy shoes that are also sleek and stylish, that’s an added bonus! Nearly every day we were walking around Paris, I had a trusty pair of black boots (mainly two from Blondo) that carried me through the day and miles of walking.
Walking the Seine, Tuilleries, and l’Orangerie
Dress: & Other Stories // Jacket: old, similar here // Bag: Nordstrom // Boots: Blondo
For our first day in Paris, my mom and I took it easy and stayed active by walking the Seine up to the Louvre. We strolled through the Tuilleries Garden to get to the l’Orangerie Museum to view the breathtaking Monet waterlily rooms. It’s an incredible experience to witness such powerful art!
I stuck to a simple houndstooth dress in a neutral palette for our first day. I was going on 3 hours of sleep and it was overcast and chilly outside, so tights and a faux leather jacket were a must!
Louvre and Palais Royal
Beret: Anthropologie // Blouse: similar version by same brand // Skirt: Topshop, similar version // Bag: sold out, similar here
This look is my most “Parisienne.” I wore it to the Louvre and Palais-Royal and really wanted to fit the theme of a chic french museum-goer. The millennial pink top toned down the toughness of my faux leather skirt and black heeled booties. And of course, my Parisian look wasn’t complete without a signature beret! I had so much fun dressing the part and accentuating pieces I rarely wear. It was a truly delightful styling challenge!
In keeping with my themed dressing, for a day trip to Versailles I went all out in pastels and florals! This Gal Meets Glam dress is simply perfect for garden strolls and viewing the elaborate palace decor. And I had to snag some macarons while I was there in honor of Marie Antoinette, of course!
Dress: Gal Meets Glam
For one of the warmest days in Paris, my mom and I took a morning stroll to the Luxembourg Gardens. These gardens are so intricate and beautifully laid out! The floral pattern on this dress let me fit right in without overheating, and gave off the perfect, effortless garden vibe.
Sacre Coeur, Montmartre, and Sightseeing around the City
Headband: Something Navy // Top: similar sweater by the same brand // Jeans: J Brand // Shoes: Blondo
For a day spent touring around the city and hitting up key tourist spots, I went for practicality and comfort with a hint of flair. Trusty high-waisted black jeans, boots, and a draped cream top layered over a camisole ensured no wardrobe malfunctions. I chose a floral patterned headband to add some personality to my look as well as give me a chic way to pull back my hair if we relocated to a windy spot.
Rodin Museum and Beaux-Arts District
Top: similar, original sold out // Skirt: similar // Boots: Blondo
For walking around the artsier parts of town on my way to the Rodin Museum, I stuck to all black with a blue denim skirt to break up the monochrome look. This outfit felt very appropriate to wear in a city during fall! I’m also officially obsessed with this wide v-neck sweater – it’s so comfy!
Eiffel Tour and Claude Monet’s Gardens in Giverny
Dress: Rhode Resort
I’m obsessed with this dress! I splurged on it as a birthday present for myself and have absolutely no regrets. I can already picture myself wearing it to so many different occasions – the lightweight material makes it easy for wearing on its own in warmer months, but it can easily be paired with tights and a camisole underneath when it’s cool outside. The pattern is unusual and striking without being “in your face,” which matches my personal style. It certainly is a statement piece and I received so many compliments the one day I wore it! I always try to bring a statement piece (normally a dress or top) when I travel for those occasions when I want to stand out and really embrace being in a new place and dressing outside of my norm!
I hope you all enjoyed this recap of everything I wore in Paris and that it brings you inspiration, whether you’re traveling abroad or wish to channel some Parisian flair at home. Let me know if any one of these outfits stood out for you – did you have a favorite look??
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